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Again, refrain from using the easy way (google) just think about the years and what would make sense, you may surprise yourselves. :wink:

# 1 - J. Mehring of Germany is given credit for inventing this in 1857! What was it?

# 2 - In 1865, in France, Abbe Collin perfected this piece of equipment! What was it?

# 3 - (I'm gonna go a little easier on ya with this one)
In 1891, E.C.Porter in the USA, developed this piece of equipment! What was it?

Get one right :thumbsup:

Get two right :clapping:

Get all three right :bow:
 

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C'mon tecumseh, have a go. I'm sure you've met at least a couple of these guys! :lol: :rolling::rotfl:
 

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If I'm not mistaken, #3 must refer to the Porter bee escape, (a "one way door")used to remove bees from the super you want to remove from the hive.
I haven't the faintest clue about #1 and #2.
 

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I am going to guess Mehring invented the smoker and Collin invented the hive tool. Have not found these guys in the books yet so thought I would guess.
 

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Mehring - rollers for wax foundation?
 

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Slowmodem = Thanks (I finally had to ask Charles to do it for me) :oops:

Marbees - you are sooooooo close, but not quite. Half point! :thumbsup:
(The credit for foundation rolls is given to the King brothers of New York in 1866, a device later improved enough to suit commercial purposes in 1875 by A.I. Root and A. Washburn.)
 

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I had to exclude myself after I could not find the answer in the books and summoned google.
 

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Answers

# 1 - Foundation

# 2 - Queen excluder (I think Iddee and ski had it)

# 3 - Porter bee escape

New questions tomorrow, not based so much on history. :wink:
 
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